Community Briefs

Begin your nursing degree at CMC

Colorado Mountain College is holding an informational meeting for anyone interested in learning how to earn a nursing degree. The next meeting will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, at CMC’s Glenwood Center (1402 Blake Ave. in Glenwood Springs).

Attendees will learn about program requirements, the application process and scholarship opportunities. For more information and to reserve a space, call 947-8257.

Geneology Resources Program

Genealogy Resources is a free introductory program offered at the New Castle Branch Library from 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. This program is presented by genealogy consultant Diane Hitchcock-Owens and will teach how to start researching family history and provide valuable tools including free resources available through the Garfield County Library District website:

For more information, call 984-2346.

Rifle Animal Shelter’s Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair and benefit bake sale

Rifle Animal Shelter’s Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair and benefit bake sale takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, at Rifle Middle School, 753 Railroad Ave. The show features 30 of the valley’s talented artists and crafters presenting a wide variety of unique, handmade goods and a big bake sale. Purchase an ornament for a chance to win one of 40 items donated by the artists. One-hundred percent of the proceeds from the bake sale, lunch sales, ornament raffle and booth fees and more goes directly to the shelter. Contact: Rifle Animal Shelter, 625-8808, or Joyce Webb, 876-0768.

Silt & Parachute residents sought for library board

The Garfield County Public Library District is seeking residents of Silt and Parachute to represent those communities on its board of trustees. The term would start Jan. 1, 2014, and run for five years. To apply, send a letter of interest and resume to or mail to PO Box 832, Rifle CO 81650 by Nov. 1. Candidates are invited to the Thursday, Nov. 7, board meeting at 6 p.m. at the Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way. Learn more by calling 970-625-4270.

Halloween candy buyback

Have fun collecting your Halloween candy and then get paid for it while helping our troops. Bring in your Halloween candy on Friday, Nov. 1, to All Kids Dental in Glenwood Springs or Rifle from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and get $1 for every pound of candy. All collected candy will be shipped to the troops overseas. Plus you can enter to win an iPod Shuffle if you bring in new items for our troops, including socks (black, brown, green or tan), energy bars, beef jerky, individually packaged razors, hand or foot warmers, beverage powder packets and knit hats and scarves, or visit to see more item options.

Have fun making a card for a soldier to be sent with your candy. There will be prizes, free goodie bags and toothbrushes. Free shipping is supplied by FedEx.

All Kids Dental in Glenwood Springs is located upstairs in the ANB Bank Building at 2624 Grand Ave. The Rifle location is 900 Airport Road. All Kids Dental can be reached at 928-9500.

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